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October Health Journal

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Health Journal, Health News, Healthy Living, Raw, Recipes

Hello Special Sweets!
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October…. Halloween… and more treats!

Next week, we have some new and different classes starting, don’t miss them. It could be exactly what you need to finally help you reach your goals, one week at a time. Come check us out!

How have you been?

We had such a great couple of weeks! We visited the Sistine Chapel exposition at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, which was absolutely amazing! We went organic apple picking on Ile Saint Bernard and cooked up a storm of yumminess! We also took advantage of the nice weather to get deep into cleaning the gardens and harvesting our last veggies so they did not freeze, and finally, we got back into the routine of life after our much appreciated vacation.

What is going on with you? I would love to hear from you, so please leave me your comments on my blog so I can reply.

Since it is apple season, I have added 2 reicipes for you. Let me know what you think.

I look forward to seeing you in class, sharing some one-on-one time with you or setting up some new goals to conquer.

Create a great week!

With love & light,

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April 2015 Natural Healing Journal

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Detox, Health Journal, Healthy Living, Raw

It’s official, we are now into spring and not a moment too soon! I hope you’re enjoying it just as much as we are? Even though the days are taking their sweet time feeling warm, the earth is still warming up.  We can tell with all the changes happening around and within us. It is actually a perfect time to do some cleanup, a detox and even a fast. Each year, I take advantage of this time to do both, and this year was no different.  

Aside the fact that my entire system clears up and I feel completely ready for a great summer, I usually learn something at a deeper level during this cleansing period.  This time, it was regarding lists.  With the busy lives that we all lead, to-do lists are becoming more and more popular.  I for one have a to-do list for just about everything in my life. I would even go as far as to say that I have found myself spending more energy in the “DOING”, then in the “BEING”.  We get so busy and caught up in doing stuff, that we may forget how important it is just to BE. This has now become my new goal, to BE.  While I will continue to have to-do lists so I may make progress towards all of my goals, I will now create the time to BE. It is not an easy task to BE, as it requires us to slow down and not be in a perpetual state of doing, but rather to take time to feel and live.  

Along with this new goal, Centre Natural Healing will be offering more meditation classes this session.  We will take advantage of the warmer weather to practice meditation inside as well as outside and in both sitting and mobile postures.  Each class will offer a different THEME, and our goal will be to explore two meditation practices during our workshop hour.  Registration is now open, so take advantage of this time to secure your spot!  

Last month we had our first raw food workshop and what a yummy success it was!  This month we are offering you the English version of the workshop: Basics, Tools & Techniques.  If you weren’t able to join us last month for this class, or if you wanted to join in but preferred the English version, now’s your chance! We will also be offering the workshop: Smoothies & More, (bilingual or French).  Come and join us for these healthy-habit workshops, learn new recipes and taste why raw eating is becoming so popular! Register now because places are limited!  

Centre Natural Healing will be offering different courses and workshops (Natural Creams & Cosmetics, Natural Spa, etc.) during the summer months, so please remember to subscribe to our blog to stay current and informed!  Registration comes along with a FREE gift to you – 30 DAYS OF INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES sent directly to your inbox. Not only will you be registered and aware of all what’s new, you will also receive our new blog posts, recipes, health tips, positive quotes, etc.

Day 6: 8 Day Fast/Cleanse Diary

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Challenge, Cleansing, Detox, Inspiration, Life Coaching, Positive Thinking

Day 6: I am feeling great!!!

I can hardly believe that I have not had any food in 6 days, just my plants, herbs and the fasting lemonade. I have not done a long term fast in many years. I guess I had never taken the time, or I simply put too many other things as priorities. This is one lesson that I keep learning over again; the importance of SELF and listening to our true desires. I am loving this time with myself, I am proud of myself and I am excited. I am following all the way through and enjoying the process without needing to hurry it up. I have noticed that my only struggle though is the gnawing question: Is it enough? I hate that! I had never really noticed it before now. I hate it when I do something great and I am proud of it and then I hear myself thinking is it enough? In all honesty, I AM proud of myself and I feel I have done so much already. Do I want to be done soon, or do I go for the 10 day cleanse? There are other things to consider as well, important things that would need to be cleared off my schedule. What is the real reason for wanting to go a bit further? What is the real reason for wanting to stop?

I guess when we set goals that we truly wish to achieve, setting a goal is not the only thing to consider. The why behind it is as equally important. Wanting to reach goals that are our own is such an important aspect as well as wanting those goals for the right reasons. So I guess it comes down to honesty. Being real and honest with oneself and answering the question, WHY.

To view Day 7, go HERE
To view Day 5, go HERE

Day 3: 8 Day Fast/Cleanse Diary

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Challenge, Cleansing, Detox, Healthy Living

Day 3: We are now at day 3 and I am happy to say that I have met my “at minimum 3 days of fasting” goal. I was skeptical this morning when I woke up because I was a bit tired, but as soon as I started with my meditation, I felt better. So from this point onward, it is all gravy… no pun intended on that either!

So here is what I have noticed: my skin is just beautiful. I can absolutely tell that I have not eaten anything processed. It looks the same as when I go on a raw eating diet for several days. I love diversity and when I feel up to it, especially during the summer months, I love to have a real raw diet. During winter I usually do at least one raw meal a day, sometimes more. Then there are those days that are not so perfect, but I do my best to keep my overall health in mind at all times. Being Celiac and having a son with dietary restrictions as well, requires me to stay focused on what we eat at all times. So that being said, my skin is looking clean, light and without any blemishes. As for the rest of my body, 3 pounds have come off. I have not taken my measurements yet, and will only do that at the end as weight adjustment during a fast/cleanse is simply a bonus and not the focal point.

Other than the skin, my mind is very focused and I am able to keep on track with all my goals, aside the exercise program. Which, for the moment is fine as I wanted to make sure I could go for the long haul in this fast/cleanse. Sleep is good, but the “cleansing dreams” are back. For the longest time I was having dreams that were subconsciously asking me to “release” some parts of my Being and my past. I finally was able to do that and I had been having nightmare-free sleeps. Now, it seems like the nightmares are back. So, I have started anew with taking note of the dreams, giving them a title, analyzing them and facing the situations (thank you Kim for your help and support on this subject!).

I am still using the psyllium, lemonade, vitamins and minerals. I have decided not only to cut down (as I had done yesterday) on the clay, but to eliminate it altogether and replace it with some laxative plants. It would seem that the montmorillonite clay creates constipation. I have not had to deal with this for many years now. It is so very important to have regular bowel movement during a detox and/or cleanse. It is imperative that everything the body cleanses be eliminated. This means that all excretory organs must be working perfectly and harmoniously. I am lucky because I have access to a colonic machine in my clinic, but I much prefer to have my intestines working the way they should be, and this on a regular basis of about three times a day.

It can be done… tomorrow, pursuing my goal!

To view Day 4, go HERE
To view Day 2, go HERE

My 8 Day Fast/Cleanse Diary

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Challenge, Cleansing, Detox, Healthy Living, Life Coaching, Natural Healing, Naturopathy

Welcome to my 8 Day Fast/Cleanse Challenge. Get a day-to-day scoop of what I lived through, the reasons behind my decision and an actual account of each day and see if this challenge could be for you. For more information and/or set up an appointment, contact me directly at isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com.

Day 1: We are in early November and I have decided just a few days ago to embark on a fall cleanse. I usually keep my cleanses for spring when we start to see hotter days, when the sun shines longer and when all seems to come to life. I usually choose to do a small detox at this time of the year, but I have decided to change things up. The reason behind this decision is simple, I just couldn’t put my body through winter without taking care of some physical and mental issues. Cleanses are a great way to get clear on direction and goals and they certainly help in letting go of the old, unnecessary baggage.

At the end of the summer I found a huge bump in my breast. I was devastated, scared and so hurt! I knew it was my fault for not having let go of the extra unhealthy mind, heart and soul baggage I was carrying around. So I put ALL of it, all my know-how to work. I put my money where my mouth was.

Well to make a long painful story short, I am healthy and so incredibly grateful for it too!

I know firsthand how easy it is to let oneself fall into desperation. I remembered, ‘we are what we think and focus on’ and I LIVED by those words. I was lucky, I had already done so much personal growth work and I knew how to physical help my body.

You would think after getting the great news, I would feel extreme joy? Well I did, for a moment, but I also felt angry. I was angry that this had happened. I was angry that I now knew just how fragile life really was. I was angry there had been so many rough moments.

Well, like everything else, this too subsided. I started to feel grateful again, truly happy this time. I found a new perceptive on life, I knew I had been given an opportunity. This opportunity was there all along. We all have it, it’s just sometimes it is so far hidden, we cannot even tell that there is an opportunity and that it is ours.

I have decided to start a cleanse because I can! I want to rid my body and mind of the old, let it know how truly grateful I am for health, and I want to turn the page and start a brand new chapter in my life. Besides, I love to fast, and to do cleanses and detox. It always reminds me that I am in charge of my own decisions. Life takes care of life and we get to take care of our decisions.

See you tomorrow for Day 2!

To view Day 2, go HERE


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